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      10-18-2013, 06:25 AM   #155
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Bimmian has stealth turn signal bulbs I ordered for the front, but I don't think there LEDs. Appear silver but flash orange. Code it so they only turn on when you're signaling and it's all gravy.

Only downside is they're a little expensive and not LEDs but if you're going to code them not to blink anyway who cares how bright they are, right?

Mine were a sinch to install and no errors
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      10-19-2013, 07:16 AM   #156
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I ordered some of those bulbs last week:
http://www.gf-carlight.com/product/A.../0828/267.html
I hope they won't be identical to those benoa bought.
@ benoa, do you have any pictures of the installed bulbs - are they really so dim?
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Bimmian has stealth turn signal bulbs I ordered for the front, but I don't think there LEDs. Appear silver but flash orange. Code it so they only turn on when you're signaling and it's all gravy.

Only downside is they're a little expensive and not LEDs but if you're going to code them not to blink anyway who cares how bright they are, right?

Mine were a sinch to install and no errors
So do they still light up white/silver when not blinking? Mind getting a better pic of the front? Thanks.
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Bimmian has stealth turn signal bulbs I ordered for the front, but I don't think there LEDs. Appear silver but flash orange. Code it so they only turn on when you're signaling and it's all gravy.

Only downside is they're a little expensive and not LEDs but if you're going to code them not to blink anyway who cares how bright they are, right?

Mine were a sinch to install and no errors
So do they still light up white/silver when not blinking? Mind getting a better pic of the front? Thanks.
I coded them so the are off when my lights are on including the DRLs. I only have one other bad cell phone pic but you can see at the edge of the housing that there is no bulb illuminated. As a result it's just the angel eyes and everyone comments how sick my headlights are so it can't be a bad look. Not any noticing downgrade in illumination that I'm aware of. Maybe side to side you could see a difference but nothing material.
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I ordered some of those bulbs last week:
http://www.gf-carlight.com/product/A.../0828/267.html
I hope they won't be identical to those benoa bought.
@ benoa, do you have any pictures of the installed bulbs - are they really so dim?
Sorry, I didn't take any pictures. From the side, and closeby they look bright but from a distance, and when facing the car, the difference is huge. Could be due to the way the light is reflected inside the headlight... Anyway, as long as I don't find something bright enough, I'll stick to the original bulbs. They don't blink neatly but they're safe and tahrs what matters most to me.
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thanks benoa, or this information. This is annoying - the incident bulb should have around 400lm or 350lm with the amber coating and every Cree chip should have more than100lm output.
As soon as my bulb will arrive, I will do some measurement and comparison.

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was it a lot of work to code the lights? Is it possible to change the DRL so that it stays off when starting the engine and switches on when the light-switch is turned to parking light?
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      10-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #162
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thanks benoa, or this information. This is annoying - the incident bulb should have around 400lm or 350lm with the amber coating and every Cree chip should have more than100lm output.
As soon as my bulb will arrive, I will do some measurement and comparison.

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was it a lot of work to code the lights? Is it possible to change the DRL so that it stays off when starting the engine and switches on when the light-switch is turned to parking light?
Easy to code once you get all the tokens and codes. No more difficult than any other coding alteration.

As far as light settings go I just keep mine on auto the whole time and it seems to fit my needs. Before I coded them off the orange stayed on but when the car was off you wouldn't see the orange bulb
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Do they stay on constant or only when you use the turn signal?

EDIT: Wait, what's this about coding?
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Hey guys we have all these LEDs in stock not 68smd and 110smd but we.have 27 smd but the led chips are much bigger so in reto respect it's much brighter than 68 or 100 tiny size smd chips.
We also have plasma which is much brighter. Contact is by pm and we will hook every one up.
Hook it up ! What's the best you can do for the plasma led?
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Can someone please link/PM me a set of bulb/led that is 100% working without throwing any error codes? or occasionally blinking
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Can someone please link/PM me a set of bulb/led that is 100% working without throwing any error codes? or occasionally blinking
100% of LED bulbs as turn signals will randomly "flicker" because of a self diagnostic in the car to the bulb's position. If the circuit is broken because the bulb is burnt out the car notifies you. In standard incandescent bulbs there isn't enough energy passed through the bulb to light it up, but being energy efficient LED's light up. I suspect it can only be fixed by coding out the diagnostic out of the ECM. I've not seen anybody do that yet.
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my bulbs (http://www.gf-carlight.com/product/A.../0828/267.html) just arrived and they seem to be really bright - at least outside the taillight. I'll keep you informed on my testings.
Tomorrow I'll test drive the 435i
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      10-26-2013, 03:57 AM   #168
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Sorrie havent read all this thread. Will these bulks work with 4series F32?
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100% of LED bulbs as turn signals will randomly "flicker" because of a self diagnostic in the car to the bulb's position. If the circuit is broken because the bulb is burnt out the car notifies you. In standard incandescent bulbs there isn't enough energy passed through the bulb to light it up, but being energy efficient LED's light up. I suspect it can only be fixed by coding out the diagnostic out of the ECM. I've not seen anybody do that yet.
Actually, awhk was able to figure this out for us last year and I coded this on my car. It disables the self diagnostic and stops the flickering. I was able to do this for my rear turn signals and checked that the flickering has now stopped.

Here's the post with details:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...7#post13208390
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Actually, awhk was able to figure this out for us last year and I coded this on my car. It disables the self diagnostic and stops the flickering. I was able to do this for my rear turn signals and checked that the flickering has now stopped.

Here's the post with details:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...7#post13208390
Awesome reference! Thanks zeezz!

I guess you just need to set "LED" to "A" on the front and rear signals, but do you need to deactivate "KALT" or "WARM"?
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Actually, awhk was able to figure this out for us last year and I coded this on my car. It disables the self diagnostic and stops the flickering. I was able to do this for my rear turn signals and checked that the flickering has now stopped.

Here's the post with details:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...7#post13208390
Awesome! thanks for posting the link to this fix!
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Awesome reference! Thanks zeezz!

I guess you just need to set "LED" to "A" on the front and rear signals, but do you need to deactivate "KALT" or "WARM"?
If I remember correctly, you need to disable both KALT and WARM (Set them to NA, or Nicht_activ). KALT = cold check on startup, if you look at your LED without this disabled, it will pulse a few times when you first turn on the car. WARM is for the warm check every few minutes that results in random flashes here and there. Hope this works for you guys.
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Actually, awhk was able to figure this out for us last year and I coded this on my car. It disables the self diagnostic and stops the flickering. I was able to do this for my rear turn signals and checked that the flickering has now stopped.

Here's the post with details:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...7#post13208390
Did you try setting LED from NA To A for the turn signals?
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      11-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #174
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Ok, so I finally installed those :
http://goo.gl/u4SpVH

Brightness is good but flickering at startup still occurs. I'm afraid there's no way around it but to do some coding
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@ benoa
I tested my 4x5W Cree LEDs - they are bright, but like you already wrote the light distribution is not optimal. The rear LEDs are behind the reflectors focal point and so the light can't be reflected adequately.

Has someone tried these bulbs?
http://www.gf-carlight.com/product/A.../0828/261.html
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I just coded the markers off altogether. Looks better and no worries about flickering
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